Qiliang Li

VMEC Professor, George Mason University

Qiliang Li received Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2004. His doctoral research was in the area of hybrid silicon/molecular field effect transistors and memories. Prior to joining Mason, he was a Senior Scientist at the Semiconductor Electronics Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, where he was involved with the fabrication, characterization and simulation of advanced CMOS and nanoelectronics materials and devices. In August 2007, he joined the faculty of George Mason University as Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Tenured Associate Professor (May 2012) and Professor (May 2017) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a Guest Scientist at NIST since working at Mason.

Prof. Li received the honor of Virginia Microelectronics Consortium (VMEC) Professorship in 2007. He is currently Distinguished VMEC Chair Professor at Mason. He received a NSF CAREER award in 2009 for the research on nanowire field effect transistors and memory. He received the Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award in 2011 and School of Engineering Rising Star in 2012. He is currently working on molecular electronics, nanowires, 2D electronics, topological insulator devices, optical sensors, chemical vapor sensors and magnetoresistance devices. He has published over 120 technical papers and has 7 U.S. patents. Prof. Li currently serves as Vice Chair of Electronics & Photonics Division of Electrochemical Society and is a senior member of the IEEE, leading local IEEE council activity. He is currently working on integration of new chemical sensors, intelligent sensor systems enabled by SIP and SOC technologies, sensor fusion and nanomaterials.


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2004
  • MS in Physics, Nanjing University, 1999
  • BS in Physics, Wuhan University, 1996